Discipline of Audiology

About Us

The discipline is involved in the:

  • Prevention, identification, and evaluation of hearing and hearing disorders
  • The selection , evaluation and fitting of hearing aids
  • Rehabilitation and/or habilitation of people with hearing impairments

Where do Audiologists practice?
Audiologists can practice in the public or private sector in any of the following contexts:

  • Community hospitals and health care facilities
  • University academic teaching departments and clinics
  • Industry and Military settings (occupational noise management)
  • Educational settings, i.e. mainstream and special schools

How can you become an Audiologist?
The bachelor of Communication Pathology (Audiology), is offered in the school of Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Sciences. It takes four academic years of study to complete the degree. All students are required to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in their first year of study. 

Entry Requirements 

Qualification: Bachelor of Communication Pathology (Audiology)

Admission is by selection. A candidate selected for entry into the Programme of study will preferably have passed TWO of the following: Matric Mathematics, Biology or Physical Science with at least a D symbol at the Standard Grade.


Qualification: Master of Communication Pathology (Audiology) 

The degree may be offered by:

  1. Research
  2. Coursework and short dissertation

Admission and Selection for 1 and 2

  • A person in possession of a four year degree in Communication Pathology. Admission is via selection. Performance in the undergraduate qualification may be considered.
  • A person in possession of a four year degree in an allied profession at the discretion of the discipline chair. Admission is via selection.
  • A person with other qualifications at the discretion of senate. Admission is via selection.